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Hotel Duquesa de Cardona
Ranked #46 of 512 Hotels in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Bristol
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Top notch hotel”
Reviewed 21 October 2013

This is our destination of choice for a short (pre-Christmas madness) break. Great location, brilliant service and extremely comfortable; the view from the rooftop terrace is picturesque. The word 'service' doesn't adequately convey the customer experience; the people who work there genuinely care about the people who are staying there.

If you go, make sure you visit La Ribera district; take in the Eglesia de Santa Maria del Mar and maybe stop off for tapas at the Mar De la Ribera just round the corner. For a unique dining experience try the 7 Portes restaurant (booking advisable).

We are lucky enough to have stayed here twice and cannot wait for visit number 3 in December!

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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DuquesadeCardona, Hotel Manager at Hotel Duquesa de Cardona, responded to this review, 22 October 2013
Dear TuristaBristol,

Thank you for the nice review!
We are so pleased you enjoyed our hotel and the amenities we have to offer. It is also very nice to read that our location was perfect for your time in BCN. We highly appreciate your great recommendations you gave us with the places that you visited!

We hope that you stay with us again very soon.

Kind regards,
Cristina Reus
Hotel Manager
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Truro, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 October 2013

This hotel was superbly positioned in a safe quiet port front position ideal for exploring the wonderous city of Barcelona and close to lovely restaurants and tapas bars. The rooftop terrace was fabulous with small plunge pool and the staff were extremely courteous professional and helpful, especially Marte.We had a deluxe double which was clean comfortable and cosy.The room was air conditioned with the option for fresh daily bed linen and towels if requested. The breakfasts were superb and I would recommend booking in advance with the hotel. We would definitely return to this hotel.

Room Tip: higher rooms have better views of the port
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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DuquesadeCardona, Hotel Manager at Hotel Duquesa de Cardona, responded to this review, 22 October 2013
Dear Mr.Ian,

Thank you for your feedback about your most recent stay with us. We are very pleased to read you enjoyed location, rooms, breakfast and views, and that you found our overall customer service exemplary. We love to hear that!

We hope to have the chance to welcome you back.

Yours faithfully,
Cristina Reus
Hotel Manager
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Buckinghamshire
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Reviewed 20 October 2013

We found this hotel through a BA deal. We had hoped to upgrade on arrival but the hotel as fully booked. Our disappointment faded as soon as we arrive din our allocated room. It was spacious and beautifully decorated with lovely soft furnishings too. The bathroom had a bath plus a free standing shower and luxurious toiletries. You could even chose a fragrance for the room. It was noisey the first night (from the street below) but we overcame that with closing the windows and leaving the quiet air con on. The bed was really compfy. The roof terrace is wonderful providing views over the port but the cocktails are on the pricey side compared to what you pay out and about in the local bars - but hey, hotel bar prices tend to be higher. The reception and breakfast service staff were friendly. The hotel is in a great spot with a view of the port. We would not hesitate to stay here again if we are lucky enough to return to Barcelona whichis an amazing city

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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DuquesadeCardona, Hotel Manager at Hotel Duquesa de Cardona, responded to this review, 22 October 2013
Dear Ms.Joanna63,

Thank you for the nice review!
We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and that the Duquesa de Cardona fulfilled your expectations. We appreciate your detailed comments about the facilities in the hotel, staff and terrace with its spectacular views of the harbour. We hope that you stay with us again in winter and discover the orange winter sky that can be seen from it!

Kind regards,
Cristina Reus
Hotel Manager
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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2013

This charming hotel is well located minutes from Las Ramblas and with a lovely view of the Port. An added bonus is the roof top terrace with a small pool (too cool to use in October) but drinks, food and sunloungers are available. Breakfast is good with freshly squeezed orange juice and delightful staff who offer cooked eggs if you wish. Good choice of very fresh pastries and a nespresso machine to make your own coffee/tea. We had a room with a view of the Port and a tiny balcony. We were a bit worried about being on the road but the double/triple glazing was extremely effective. Room was spacious and we had a very comfortable 3 night stay. Only 40 rooms so very much run on boutique hotel lines.

Room Tip: Room 50 - quiet and facing the Port
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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DuquesadeCardona, Hotel Manager at Hotel Duquesa de Cardona, responded to this review, 22 October 2013
Dear TootlepipSussex,

Thank you so much for sharing your experience with other travellers us and, we highly value your comments which help us to improve standards. We are very happy to read that you loved everything!!!
We wish you had the oportunity to visit it in winter time, the orange sunsets from the terrace and front rooms are breathtaking! We look forward to having you stay with us again.

Yours faithfully,
Cristina Reus
Hotel Manager
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Champaign, Illinois
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Reviewed 17 October 2013

This hotel has benefited from an Expedia rating that is way too high. If you are looking for an old hotel that has been spruced up, don't mind the drunken revelry beneath your window every night and are looking for someplace close to the beach and Las Ramblas because you can't figiure out how to use the Metro.... then go for it. ps. the rooftop "pool" should give you a good laugh but the drink prices won't.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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DuquesadeCardona, Hotel Manager at Hotel Duquesa de Cardona, responded to this review, 22 October 2013
Dear Mr. Thomas D,

Thank you for taking the time to give us a review and for your comments, that help us to improve our standards.

Our guest opinions deserves our greatest respect and we are very proud of receiving most of the reviews with a high rating on our stablishment. However, we highly respect your opinion, too, and we regret that we did not fulfilled your expectations. This boutique hotel is housed in a historic palace that was once home to the Dukes of Cardona (one of the most powerful medieval families in Catalonia) the origin of the building is in 16th century and it was enlarged in 19th century. For this reason, the building is listed as a historical building of the old Barcelona. Twelve years ago, this building was acquired and converted into a hotel, providing it with the modern facilities while respecting the original features of the building. Since the hotel is located in the heart of the Gothic quarter, it is in a lively area. In order to guarantee a nice rest, all rooms are provided with triple glazed windows soundproof and of course with air conditioning/heater for your comfort.
We hope to have the chance to welcome you back in the future to offer the excellent stay you deserve.

Yours faithfully,

Cristina Reus
Hotel Manager
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san francisco
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 October 2013

A wonderful Hotel, with great location and very helpful staff.
We really enjoyed, the spacious room, cozyness next to a beautiful church and waling distance to la Rambla.
Service was great, unfortunately did not get a chance to use the spa facility.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Thank nnouri
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DuquesadeCardona, Hotel Manager at Hotel Duquesa de Cardona, responded to this review, 22 October 2013
Dear Nnouri,

We appreciate your kind words about our property. We pride ourselves on our attention to our guests needs, and our staff focuses on providing the best service. I am pleased you seem overall to enjoy your stay and we do hope you will return soon.

Kind regards,
Cristina Reus
Hotel Manager
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Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 16 October 2013

This is a BEAUTIFUL, exquisite hotel. We would have stayed much longer, but all their rooms were spoken for in the next days. We were very sad to hear that. Our room was a good size and was very tastefully decorated. The service was excellent. The roof top area made for a phenomenal view of the harbor, and it was a place where you could take a dip in their small pool or relax with a drink on their spacious, comfortable deck. There were so many pleasant sitting areas tucked around the hotel, it seemed that they were always full of little surprises. This was a great location, very close to Las Ramblers and the Gothic Quarter. We would definitely look forward to returning back here on another trip.

Room Tip: We stayed on the third floor in the front of the building, and we had a lovely view of the port area...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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DuquesadeCardona, Hotel Manager at Hotel Duquesa de Cardona, responded to this review, 22 October 2013
Dear Ms. Kathleen2722,

Thank you for taking your time to write this review and sharing your high opinion with us. We appreciate your words regarding our facilities, decor, location, views and, of course, our staff!
Thanks again, and we hope to see you soon in our home in Barcelona.

Yours faithfully,
Cristina Reus
Hotel Manager
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Property: Hotel Duquesa de Cardona
Address: Passeig Colom 12, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#11 Family Hotel in Barcelona
#13 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#41 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Duquesa de Cardona 4*
Number of rooms: 62
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Exclusive boutique historic hotel in front of the port of Barcelona, and just 3 minutes walk to Ramblas, Gothic quarter. Unbeatable location for visitors interested on the heart of the historic center and cruise passengers .On the sixth floor Hotel Duquesa de Cardona Barcelona offers an unforgetable view over the harbour of the city, with a plunge pool, asolarium and a all year open-air cocktail .The buffet breakfast restaurant on the ground floor is the former entrance of this palace of the 19th century , and introduce us to the fantastic history of this mediterranean city. ... more   less 
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